Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation

New York Times bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s "This American Life" Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our nation’s ever-evolving political system and history. Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on a road trip like no other -- a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and cultural advantage. From Buffalo to Alaska, Washington to the Dry Tortugas, Vowell visits locations immortalized and influenced by the spilling of politically important blood, reporting as she goes with her trademark blend of wisecracking humor, remarkable honesty, and thought-provoking criticism. We learn about the jinx that was Robert Todd Lincoln (present at the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley) and witness the politicking that went into the making of the Lincoln Memorial. The resulting narrative is much more than an entertaining and informative travelogue -- it is the disturbing and fascinating story of how American death has been manipulated by popular culture, including literature, architecture, sculpture, and -- the author's favorite -- historical tourism. Though the themes of loss and violence are explored and we make detours to see how the Republican Party became the Republican Party, there are all kinds of lighter diversions along the way into the lives of the three presidents and their assassins, including mummies, show tunes, mean-spirited totem poles, and a nineteenth-century biblical sex cult.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Sarah Vowell
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2006-02-06
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 074326004X


Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation

New York Times bestselling author of The Word Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s “This American Life” Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our nation’s ever-evolving political system and history.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Sarah Vowell
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2005-04-04
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 0743282531


The Housewife Assassin S Assassination Vacation Planner

The Housewife Assassin S Assassination Vacation Planner

IN THE 20TH NOVEL OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: The clock is ticking as housewife assassin Donna Craig and her husband and mission partner Jack, race across the world to stop the assassinations of seven world leaders.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Josie Brown
Publisher : Signal Press
Release : 2020-04-29
Total Pages : 280 Pages
ISBN : 9781970093148


Unfamiliar Fishes

Unfamiliar Fishes

An irreverent analysis of late-nineteenth-century imperialism in the United States focuses on the annexation of Hawaii as a defining historical milestone, covering such contributing factors as the missionary overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and the activities of whaling fleets.

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Genre : History
Author : Sarah Vowell
Publisher :
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 238 Pages
ISBN : 9781594485640


The Housewife Assassin S Vacation To Die For

The Housewife Assassin S Vacation To Die For

An NSA scientist has disappeared with a deadly plague virus. Donna and Jack must find him before it is unleashed on Fantasy island. But first they'll have to deal with a nude sunbathing serial killer, a Lord of the Flies 'tween takeover, poison dart-throwing pygmies. And you call this a vacation?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Josie Brown
Publisher : Signal Press
Release : 2013-08-14
Total Pages : 280 Pages
ISBN : 9780974021461


The Wordy Shipmates

The Wordy Shipmates

A cultural profile of Puritan life covers a wide range of topics, from their covenant communities and deep-rooted ideologies to their beliefs about church and state and their perspectives on other faiths, in an account that also evaluates their legacy in today's world. 125,000 first printing.

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Genre : History
Author : Sarah Vowell
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 254 Pages
ISBN : 9781594484001


The Partly Cloudy Patriot

The Partly Cloudy Patriot

The author shares her perspective on such topics as the 2000 election, present-day civil rights activists, and the relationship between the United States and Canada.

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Genre : History
Author : Sarah Vowell
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2003-10
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 0743243803


Killing Hitler

Killing Hitler

Looks at the diverse unsuccessful attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler, profiles the various conspirators involved in the incidents, and speculates about the potential global ramifications if one of the attempts had been successful. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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Genre : History
Author : Roger Moorhouse
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 374 Pages
ISBN : 9780553382556


The Housewife Assassin S Assassination Vacation Planner

The Housewife Assassin S Assassination Vacation Planner

Murder. Suspense. Romance. And some handy household tips.IN BOOK 20 OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: The clock is ticking as housewife assassin Donna Craig and her husband and mission partner Jack, race across the world to stop the assassinations of seven world leaders. PRAISE FOR JOSIE BROWN'S BOOKS:"Brown takes a dark look at the fears of parenthood and family... Still, the message from the somber realities is one full of hope: love makes a family, commitment keeps it together." -Publishers Weekly"The writing is laced with venomous humor..." -The Wall Street Journal"A fine piece of literary work." -New York Post, Page Six"If you like Desperate Housewives, then you'll fly through this gossipy novel full of Wisteria Lane-esque characters living in a suburban jungle. Brown entertains up to the satisfying ending." -Examiner.com"A funny, engaging, and often bittersweet tale..." --Cincinnati Public Library Spotlight FeaturePRAISE FOR THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES:"Josie Brown writes with all the secrets, sex and scandal of a tabloid cover story. Truly entertaining reading." -Jackie Collins"This book hits all the right notes...I now want a week at the beach to read them all...I'm completely smitten." -Barbara Vey"This is a super sexy and fun read that you shouldn't miss!" -Mary Jacobs, Bookhounds Reviews"It's a fast-paced read, and the gadgets are awesome...The perfect combination of mystery and humour." -Curled Up with a Good Book and a Cup of Tea"The chemistry between Donna and Jack is enough to set water on fire. Go pick it up now!" -Cat's ThoughtsFor more on Josie Brown's books, go to her website: JosieBrown.com

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Author : Josie Brown
Publisher :
Release : 2020-11-20
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1970093285


Take The Cannoli

Take The Cannoli

A wickedly funny collection of personal essays from popular NPR personality Sarah Vowell. Hailed by Newsweek as a "cranky stylist with talent to burn," Vowell has an irresistible voice -- caustic and sympathetic, insightful and double-edged -- that has attracted a loyal following for her magazine writing and radio monologues on This American Life. While tackling subjects such as identity, politics, religion, art, and history, these autobiographical tales are written with a biting humor, placing Vowell solidly in the tradition of Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker. Vowell searches the streets of Hoboken for traces of the town's favorite son, Frank Sinatra. She goes under cover of heavy makeup in an investigation of goth culture, blasts cannonballs into a hillside on a father-daughter outing, and maps her family's haunted history on a road trip down the Trail of Tears. Take the Cannoli is an eclectic tour of the New World, a collection of alternately hilarious and heartbreaking essays and autobiographical yarns.

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Product Details :

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Sarah Vowell
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-12-17
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781439126516